MS Affects the Nervous System.
What is Multiple Sclerosis
This is why there are so many different symptoms in different people, because it depends on which nerves get damaged.
Treatments for MS:
There are many different treatments for MS because there is no cure. The different drugs can slow down the amount of attacks. People take corticosteroids, muscle relaxants, and antifatigue medications.
Doctors don’t know exactly why people get MS but these factors make the chances of getting MS higher.
after a virus infection
lack of vitamin D
Target population: Who is affected?
ages between 20 and 50 years old
10,000 new cases each year.
more common in temperate climates (1:2,000) than in the tropics (1:10,000)
onset of MS is usually at age 20 to 50 years
more women than men
- 2.3 million people are affected by MS
signs and symptoms
loss of mobility
sudden, often temporary, blindness
- MRI and Spinal Tap are ways to be diagnosed
- the signs show up slowly
- the symptoms can show up differently in everybody
other symptoms and the body system
nervous system- you can have tingling, pain or numbness
MS is a chronic,slowly progressive autoimmune disease.
- many symptoms affect almost every system of the body.
may need assistance with daily routine
- may need help with walking
my mom has it
my mom can not walk
- I feel bad for my mom when she falls
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